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Colorado state Senate candidate Rebecca Cranston loves on Loveland for Valentine’s Day

Author: Joey Bunch - February 14, 2018 - Updated: February 14, 2018


Democratic Colorado Senate District 15 candidate Rebecca Cranston released her first campaign video to coincide with Loveland’s role in celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Because it has love in its name, Loveland is called the Sweetheart City. Each year since 1947 love letters from all over the world have been remailed from the city in Senate District 15 to bear the the postmark from the land of love.

Cranston got her friends and campaign supporters to star in the video.

“I am proud of this video and grateful for the support of a wide array of northern Coloradans who are looking for an energetic and committed candidate who can win this seat,” she said.

“There are a number of critical issues before the Colorado State Senate that impact our special quality of life in northern Colorado. I am looking forward to being a strong and inclusive voice for solution-oriented and compassionate representation.”

Cranston is a third generation Coloradan who lives i Larimer County. She said her grandmother was born and lived in Northern Colorado including Loveland and Longmont. She is the executive director of the Northern Colorado AIDS Project.

Cranston’s friends in the video, in order of appearance are Judith Powers, Tim Wormus,
Matt Merolli, Judy Sanchez, Dara Ector, Bob Bongiovanni, Neil Breslau, Jacqueline Trice, Joe Werne, Holly Herson, Kimberly Chambers, Stephanie Pas Hamill, Carrie Ann Lucas, Susan Janty, Jim Janty, Stacia Ryder and Nate Donovan.

Cranston is running for running for the seat being vacated by Kevin Lundberg, a Republican who is running for state treasurer. She faces Ralph Trenary in the primary for the chance to meet the winner among GOP candidates Nic Morse and Rob Woodward.

Cranston is out to an impressive fundraising lead in the Democratic primary, with $7,322 in donations to Trenary’s $2,810 as of the last report a month ago, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. In the Republican race, however, Woodward has taken in $36,473 to Morse’s $1,761.

Cranston cited her “fireside chats” throughout the district, as well as her Sept. 1 campaign kickoff event at Big Thompson Brewing in Loveland.

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.